3 12, 2014

Quiltcast #58 :: Selling vs. Gifting Quilts

By |December 3rd, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|3 Comments

Have you thought about selling quilts? I sure have, but there’s a lot of thought and strategy that should go into that decision before you list your next quilt! Take a listen, and share your thoughts with us.

Think Big – Autographed copy and on Amazon

All People Quilt magazine – cover feature details here.

Our Quiltcast Mini […]

2 12, 2014

Three Things (You want to check these out!)

By |December 2nd, 2014|finished quilt, Long Arm Quilting, Magazine/Featured, Think Big|14 Comments


A recently finished quilt is now gracing the cover of American Patchwork and Quilting! This issue is due to start showing up on newsstands today, but I know some of you have gotten it in your mailbox already.

The fabrics are Modern Neutrals (of course!) and I paired two traditional blocks for a unique “Layered Look”. […]

28 11, 2014

Black Friday Deals

By |November 28th, 2014|random|0 Comments

I’m not one to venture out into the crowds for a deal, but I’ll definitely shop from my computer screen! Below are a few sales that came to my attention this week :

Have you been eyeing something special at Fat Quarter Shop – the entire store is 25% off! Be quick though it doesn’t last […]

26 11, 2014

Quiltcast #57 :: Happy Thanksgiving!

By |November 26th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|3 Comments

Hi friends!

We always love catching up with you, there just wasn’t enough quiet hours this week to do it properly!

We’ll be back next week to chat about selling vs. gifting quilts. Let us know if you have any specific questions on that topic in the comments below.

Happy Thanksgiving –

Amy & April


We always welcome your feedback!

All […]

24 11, 2014

Creativity in the Kitchen

By |November 24th, 2014|In the Kitchen|1 Comment

Last year at this time, I was working madly to sew and write Think Big. This year, I’ve promised myself to keep the creativity in the kitchen and focus more on my family and really enjoy our time together.

Yesterday I spent a couple of hours finalizing my recipes, shopping list and making a plan for […]

22 11, 2014

Baby Lock Gift Guide

By |November 22nd, 2014|Tutorial|0 Comments

Every holiday season my friends at Baby Lock put together a great resource of gift ideas to stitch, in their Gift Guide!

Click the cover or HERE to view or download the pdf. Included in the Gift Guide is my Appliqué Zipper Pouch –

I love to make these for teacher gifts, or for my girls to […]

19 11, 2014

Quiltcast #56 :: Billable Hours?

By |November 19th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|1 Comment

Being a self-employed, professional quilt and fabric designer, that writes patterns and books some might assume that April and I are each earning a hefty income, able to fully support our families. Think again – if only all those creative daydreams were billable hours!


The Quilt Planner

Scraps, Inc quilts by Amy & April


Making a living in […]

18 11, 2014

Scraps, Inc.

By |November 18th, 2014|books, finished quilt|10 Comments

I’ve mentioned this new book a few times, but today I have pictures to accompany all that talk! Scraps, Inc. is full of amazing scrap quilts, that you want to make! There’s also tons of inspiring photography, and great diagrams to make sure you know exactly what to do next.

For me making a scrap quilt […]

17 11, 2014

The Quilt Planner!

By |November 17th, 2014|Quilt Planner|6 Comments

Hi you!

I’m excited to share a brand new tool with you! Last week I leaked a picture on instagram of my Quilt Planner in use, and found a bunch of excited people over there. I’ve had a hard time not sharing it here!

This is the first of a few worksheets I’m planning to offer in the […]

14 11, 2014

Reverse Appliqué Tutorial :: T-Shirt Rehash!

By |November 14th, 2014|Appliqué, Tutorial|3 Comments

Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a great week! I have a quick reverse appliqué tutorial for you today, thanks to my Emmalie. Emmalie is a sentimental soul, she latches on to a few special clothes each year and has the hardest time passing them down to the next sister when she out grows them. […]

13 11, 2014

Quiltcast #55 :: Current Publications

By |November 13th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|1 Comment

April and I are catching up after a couple busy weeks, behind the scenes in our families. 

The links I promised you :

Stitched Gifts board

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Viewers Choice

Scraps, Inc. 

Quilt Scene – features quilts from Quilt Festival, and Weave

Quilty – Lifesaver

Think Big 

Pink Chalk Fabrics – Clearance prices on fabric and some patterns


We always welcome your […]

10 11, 2014

Six Week Countdown

By |November 10th, 2014|Swap, work in progress|4 Comments

Are you making gifts for the holidays? There’s a mere six weeks to get everything done!

I always make something personal for my kids’ teachers, and my oldest has a knack for asking me to make gifts for friends at the 11th hour. My solution is to keep a collection of great ideas on hand to select […]